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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:01 PM

BK the Tomcat is coming along nicely.  Beer I love the early hi vis schemes. I have built several Monogram, Hasegawa and Tamiya Tomcats and yes they take a loooong time to paint but man they look so sharp! I like marbling with black, tan, green and white to get that weather beaten look of the later schemes but usually go fairly clean with the early ones.

I finally finished the pit so I'm posting a couple of pictures before it gets closed up in the fuselage. I added some side wall decals from my spares box to busy up both offices. The light is reflecting off the left consoles in the first picture blocking some of the details.

  

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:02 PM

You did a good job of keeping the lines really thin there on the pre shade Brandon. It is subtle but enough to give it some life. I think it looks sharp!

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 30, 2019 11:49 AM

PJ, those bits added to the sidewalls really seals the deal. That pit looks the part for sure now. Very nice.

BK

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, December 30, 2019 2:26 PM

Thank you kindly BK.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 5:45 AM

Latest progress on the Skyhawk: tail planes and control surfaces installed, just about to button up the cockpit and do some exterior color spraying.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:44 AM

Great looking cockpit PJ!

On the Bench:

  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D Done!
  • Italeri F-100D 1/72  Done!
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 7:38 AM

cbaltrin

Great looking cockpit PJ!

 

Thanks cb!

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:38 AM

Ok, put me down with a Monogram 1/48 A-7B.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:21 AM

Gotcha, Carlos.

John

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, January 3, 2020 2:52 PM

Started painting the camo scheme on the A-4:

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 12:25 AM

Looks good.  Those are nice colors.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Saturday, January 4, 2020 6:13 PM

I like the pit on that tomcat! Just checking in with photos of my kit and work so far on the A-37. I completed the pit and the pilots that came with this one were identical twins but I decided to proceed with them as is. I got the fuselage together and just finished the wings. I will check back after I get the sanding completed and the canopy on. 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:11 PM

Skyhawk look in ng good AA.

A-37 looking good as well Jacknewbill!

Noticed my Hun had numerous micro ejector pin like marks all over th belly. Usually neare the corners of the wheel wells or speed break well. Spent some tedious time fixing those today as well as filling and sanding drop tanks...

Feel the need to spray something so I will probably paint the horizontal stabilizers next set them aside...

On the Bench:

  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D Done!
  • Italeri F-100D 1/72  Done!
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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, January 5, 2020 5:26 AM

Oops, I almost screwed up my F-100!  I just finished laying down a coat of Tamiya spray gloss black (decanted & airbrushed) on the exhaust section of the rear fuselage (and other misc parts). I decanted this stuff several months ago and it looked like it was needing a bit of thinner so I thinned it with Tamiya laquer thinner... Well after I was done painting, I was cleaning up my work area and discovered that Instead of grabbing my bottle of Tamiya Laquer thinner, I accidentally thinned the paint with Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner. No idea what's in the stuff,  but I am guessing it's a stronger version of their laquer thinner.  Paint went on fine and I had no clue while painting... Still, I'll pay closer attention next time!

On the Bench:

  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D Done!
  • Italeri F-100D 1/72  Done!
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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:14 AM

John, u finished the c123 so quickly... Any plans on doing another build for this GB? :-)

On the Bench:

  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D Done!
  • Italeri F-100D 1/72  Done!
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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:27 PM

Yes, I'm waiting for some resin from Whirlybirds to use in the Italeri 1/72 B-26K.  I have lots more candidates too, if I have time.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:41 PM

jeaton01

Yes, I'm waiting for some resin from Whirlybirds to use in the Italeri 1/72 B-26K.  I have lots more candidates too, if I have time. 

YesYesYes

On the Bench:

  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D Done!
  • Italeri F-100D 1/72  Done!
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 6, 2020 1:45 PM

jeaton01

Yes, I'm waiting for some resin from Whirlybirds to use in the Italeri 1/72 B-26K.  I have lots more candidates too, if I have time.

 

I built that Italeri kit not long ago for a GB here. It's a very nice kit and did some scratchbuilding on the pit and weapons and got some resin parts to make it correct.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, January 6, 2020 10:01 PM

Pictures, Steve, we need pictures...

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:22 AM

plasticjunkie

 

I built that Italeri kit not long ago for a GB here. It's a very nice kit and did some scratchbuilding on the pit and weapons and got some resin parts to make it correct.

 

This is where you post a picture, Steve!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:30 AM

Hi Brandon, your tomcat is looking really sharp. Nice job.

On the Bench:

  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D Done!
  • Italeri F-100D 1/72  Done!
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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:35 AM

Apologies for the lack of updates on the F100. I have got the canopy attached although I need to fill the seams around the windscreen still. I also have managed to metalize ( for lack of a better term) the rear fuselage this morning, which I will probably regret doing before applying the camouflage , however, any damage to the metal finish should be easily fixed. I also painted the exhaust nozzle which was not a good idea because I'll probably bang it all up  playing with it before I finally attached it :-) 

I'lltry to get some pictures posted later tonight. Happy modeling.

On the Bench:

  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D Done!
  • Italeri F-100D 1/72  Done!
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:31 PM

jeaton01

 

 
plasticjunkie

 

I built that Italeri kit not long ago for a GB here. It's a very nice kit and did some scratchbuilding on the pit and weapons and got some resin parts to make it correct.

 

 

This is where you post a picture, Steve!

 

Ok here are some pictures of my Counter Invader. This particular aircraft was attacking the Ho Chi Minh Trail at night on 6/8/69 and was struck by AAA going down and crashing. The bodies were finally recovered in 2010. http://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-articles/a-veterans-story-the-invaders-finally-come-home.html

The cluster bombs in the back were scratch built

Typical armament carried by the 609th SOG for truck killing on the Trail.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:33 PM

I remember that bird PJ. My wife would kick me out of the house over that nose art Confused

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:36 PM

modelcrazy

I remember that bird PJ. My wife would kick me out of the house over that nose art Confused

 

Big Smile

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:41 PM

plasticjunkie

 modelcrazy

I remember that bird PJ. My wife would kick me out of the house over that nose art Confused

 

Big Smile

 

 
Not if you tell her the art reminds you of her!  Ya gotta work the angles, man.  (He says as he nurses a black eye administered by SWMBO)

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:41 PM

PJ, great work on that one. It looks very convincing.

Steve, ya those nose arts for that era are a bit more risque than in WWII, some were down right raunchy.

BK

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:00 PM

BrandonK

PJ, great work on that one. It looks very convincing.

Steve, ya those nose arts for that era are a bit more risque than in WWII, some were down right raunchy.

BK

 

Thanks BK. Yep specially the Thud called Cherry Girl! Surprise

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:29 PM

Got the markings on the Betty.  I thought I would need white under the hinomarous and all it did was put me through a lot of work to end up with a red that is brighter than I would have liked.  I guess the crew just touched them up.  I understand the the rising sun was a mark of pride and no matter the rest of the paint, the hinomarus were kept in good condition.  I made a stencil for the tail marking.  I'm betting that those who say that Haruki Ito's number was K-331 instead of K-310 as the kit decals depict are correct.  Going to let it set for a day or two, until the paints arrive for the glasswork.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:34 PM

Looks John, but did you mean to put this in th Japanese GB instead?

Steve

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